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DRC: Opposition media still closed just days ahead of presidential election

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation News Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congocenter_img Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian RSF_en News December 26, 2018 DRC: Opposition media still closed just days ahead of presidential election February 24, 2021 Find out more The five media outlets linked to President Joseph Kabila’s opponents were supposed to reopen under the so-called “New Year’s Eve Accord” that the government and opposition signed on 31 December 2016. Their reopening was one of the conditions for holding the long-awaited presidential election that was postponed yet again yesterday by the country’s electoral commission, this time from 23 to 30 December. The still closed media outlets include Espoir, a radio station in the far-eastern province of Nord-Kivu owned by a parliamentarian allied with Vital Kamehre, who is opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi’s campaign manager. It has been closed since April 2015. The other four are based in the southeastern Katanga region. One, Radio-Télévision Lubumbashi JUA (RTLJ), is owned by Jean-Claude Muyambo, a former Kabila ally now in prison. It was shut down in November 2014 for “failing to respect the legal provisions for privately-owned broadcasters” and for “inciting hatred and insurrection.” Two of the others, Nyota TV and Radio Télévision Mapendo, are owned by Moïse Katumbi, a former Katanga governor who fled the country and was prevented from returning to register as a presidential candidate. The fifth, La Voix du Katanga, is a radio station owned by a Katumbi ally.“Only a handful of opposition media outlets were recently allowed to resume operating,” JED secretary-general Tshivis Tshivuadi said. “They include Radio Liberté Lisala, Radio Mwana Mboka and Radio Iriba FM. Aside from these limited concessions, we are concerned about the attempts to control online media outlets by means of a new regulation forcing them to register. We are also concerned about persistent rumours that the Internet and social networks could be disconnected on election day.”Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk, added: “In the run-up to this presidential election, one awaited for the past two years, the continuing closure of these five media outlets has violated media pluralism and limited debate during the election campaign. It also speaks to the climate of mistrust of a free, independent and pluralist press in the DRC.” On 2 January 2017, two days after the “New Year’s Eve Accord,” the communication and media minister announced that “all the so-called opposition media that are closed will be reopened within two weeks” as part of the measures designed to defuse political tension envisaged in the accord. JED and RSF publicly criticized the failure to keep this undertaking in June of this year, and again in October, as political parties began preparing for the election campaign. The DRC continues to be the country in sub-Saharan Africa where RSF registers the most press freedom violations. According to RSF’s tally, there have been a total of 96 violations of the rights of journalists and five arbitrary suspensions or closures of media outlets since the start of the year.The Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. February 18, 2021 Find out more Crédit: JED The continuing closure of five opposition media outlets in the Democratic Republic of Congo violates media pluralism and violates the 2016 political accord for holding a presidential election now due to take place at the end of this month, say Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its local partner organization, Journalist in Danger (JED). February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Brisbane apartment slump over with values set to rise: Moody’s

first_imgThe latest housing report believes “the worst is over” for the housing slump, especially in the apartment sector.RELIEF may be in sight for Brisbane apartment owners, with latest forecasts predicting “the worst is over” for the region’s unit market with values set to rise this year.The CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast said Greater Brisbane would see a massive 6.5 per cent rise in apartment values next year, which comes after several years of oversupply warnings across the region.It expected apartment values overall across Greater Brisbane to recover this year, growing 0.8 per cent in 2018, after backsliding -2.9 per cent last year. Where buyers have the power Prestige home sells in two days Entire town on sale for less than a Brisbane house The report expected 80 per cent of the region to see apartment values go into positive territory this year, with only the Brisbane Inner City (-3.5 per cent) and Moreton Bay — South (-3.3 per cent) to lag in negatives.Next year though was expected to see all ten sectors of Greater Brisbane get back in the black — with the biggest rise to come out of Moreton Bay — North units (8.7 per cent), following by those in Ipswich (8.1 per cent).The lowest growth in apartment values was expected to be 3.5 per cent coming out of both Brisbane — North and Brisbane — South. CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast: June 21, 2018It found apartment approvals outnumbered housing approvals on average by 2.3 to 1 from 2012 to 2016 in Brisbane — South, which saw apartment values decline 3.8 per cent last year.“However recently, approvals between the two asset classes have converged. This will likely see apartment values rebound 1.3 per cent in 2018,” the report said, with the pace picking up in the new year to 3.5 per cent.No other part of the state had the same oversupply issues as Brisbane did, the report said, with “lifestyle” areas such as the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, and Cairns expected to perform better with housing values forecast to rise 5.7 per cent this year and close to 2 per cent in 2019. FORMER ORIGIN STAR STILL KICKING GOALS IN 2018 RAFTER COUNTRY: HOW PROPERTY FULFILLED A CHAMPION FAMILY MARGOT ROBBIE’S SECRET WEDDING ESTATE FOR SALE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoHome values on the Gold Coast were also expected to rise almost 4 per cent this year and 6 per cent in 2019, while in resource areas like Central Queensland, Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday, and Darling Downs-Maranoa “further declines in house values are expected before a recovery”.“For Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday, house values are expected to decline 4.8 per cent for 2018. However, as incomes stabilise and unemployment improves, the market could see a 1.7 per cent recovery in 2019,” the report said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK BRISBANE APARTMENT GROWTH FORECASTS (%) 2018 0.8 2019 6.5 Greater Brisbane 2018 3.3 2019 3.5 Brisbane — East 2018 0.3 2019 6.9 Brisbane — North 2018 1.3 2019 3.5 Brisbane — South 2018 0.9 2019 5.3 Brisbane — West 2018 -0.3 2019 6.1 Brisbane Inner City 2018 2 2019 8.1 Ipswich 2018 1 2019 8 Logan — Beaudesert 2018 1.6 2019 8.7 Moreton Bay — North 2018 -0.1 2019 5.9 Moreton Bay — South (Source: CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast)last_img read more

Syracuse coaches react to John Wildhack’s hiring as director of athletics

first_img Published on July 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati After John Wildhack was introduced as Syracuse’s new director of athletics, several coaches stayed after his press conference to take questions. Here’s how they reacted to Wildhack’s hiring.Jim Boeheim, SU head men’s basketball coachDuring his press conference Wildhack said he and Boeheim play golf a few times each year and that, while they used to be good, that isn’t the case anymore.The general perception is seemingly that Wildhack was an out-of-the-box hire, and that SU had hired a businessman as its AD. The longtime SU coached nixed that thinking, saying it would be different had Wildhack come from a standard firm such as IBM, the multinational technology company. Instead, he said, Wildhack comes from ESPN, which deals in sports. While he has had to make contracts, Wildhack’s line of business is still sports. Boeheim also said he doesn’t think that the role of AD has changed all that much since he started at SU as a graduate assistant 1969. The main difference, he said, is in who is hired to fill the role. No longer are ADs similar to SU’s former longtime director of athletics Jake Crouthamel, a former football coach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIan McIntyre, SU head men’s head soccer coach McIntyre teased that the only things he would put on his wishlist for Wildhack were a “goal-scorer” and someone to “keep (the ball) out of the net.” In reality, the soccer coach said, his first priority is to let Wildhack meet the team and the players. He said there wouldn’t be a long wishlist waiting for Wildhack when they sit down and talk for the first time, and that he’s just hoping to get better. While McIntyre also joked about getting men’s soccer matches on ESPN, he noted that the network will likely broadcast the Orange’s date at Clemson on Oct. 21. He also praised the search committee for selecting a new AD in a timely manner. “They worked very quickly and to come out with the caliber of John (Wildhack) for new AD, I think we’re all excited to see and be part of this next stage of SU Athletics,” McIntrye said. Dino Babers, SU head football coachBabers said Wildhack’s biggest negative probably would be hiring and firing coaches, but that when you look at SU’s coaching staff, Wildhack won’t have to worry about that for some time. Wildhack will have time to grow into his athletic department-specific jobs, Babers said, such as hiring and firing coaches. “I just feel like that’s something he’ll gather the knowledge as he goes,” Babers said. SU’s head football coach thought Wildhack’s interaction with on-air talent, specifically coaches that call games — Babers specifically mentioned former Texas coach Mack Brown — gives the new AD a good “background check.” Babers noted that Wildhack’s resume made it clear that he was somebody who’s in it for the long haul, having spent 36 years at ESPN. “We want people that want to be here … and if this not the place for you, then good luck at some other place, because we want people that really embrace what this university has to offer.”When asked whether success might propel Babers to leave SU as former AD Mark Coyle did, Babers said despite fans’ feelings toward the former athletic director, he wrote a “fantastic contract for Syracuse University.” Comments Related Stories 3 things John Wildhack said at his introductory press conferenceWhat John Wildhack’s hiring could mean for Syracuse: 6 experts weigh in5 things Daniel French and Rick Burton said about hiring John Wildhack as Syracuse’s Director of Athletics8 things to know about new Syracuse Director of Athletics John WildhackStorify: ESPN employees react to Syracuse hiring John Wildhack as new ADcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

South African cities are rapidly growing

first_imgMore than half of South Africa’s population is urbanised – up to 64% of South Africans live in the country’s urban centres. And most of these people are under the age of 40. Brand South Africa’s research team has analysed the state of South Africa’s major cities. South Africa is rapidly urbanising, and the population in these cities are young and energetic, according to a Brand South Africa report. (Images: Brand South Africa) • A brand-new city is being built outside Durban• Joburg, South Africa’s Empire City, strikes back• What makes South African cities competitive? By Shamin ChibbaSouth Africa is urbanising at a rapid pace and its major cities are taking the most strain. Its five major cities are home to over 15 million residents.Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are known for their affordability and healthy job market, but the country’s social and economic challenges are obstacles for businesses wanting to enter these cities.The perception of cities reflect on the nation’s brand and its reputation. According to Brand South Africa, this means that what cities offer residents and the world play a major role in shaping the reputation and competitiveness of the country as a whole.Based on the 2015 City Brand and the Mastercard African Cities Growth indices, Brand South Africa’s research team analysed the state of South Africa’s major cities.For the full analysis, read: The global reputation and competitiveness of South African cities.Presented here are some of the highlights from the report. According to Statistics South Africa and the World Bank, South Africa’s population is urbanised at a rate of 60% to 64%. Out of a population of 54 million, more than 39 million are under the age of 40, and most of them live in cities. South Africa has a much higher level of urbanisation than China (at 54%), India (at 32%), and Nigeria (at 47%). Despite this, some cities like Port Elizabeth, pictured above, has low growth potential according to the Afrcian Cities Growth Index. According to the City Brand Index, South African cities are renowned for their natural beauty and cultural diversity. People in Cape Town, pictured above, are seen as energetic. South Africans are regarded as hard working and respectful of traditions, as seen here in a Durban textile store. Durban is praised for its cleanliness. Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa with a population of 4.4 million, is known for its educational offerings and contribution to the world. Cape Town’s 3.7 million people are praised for their open culture and interesting tourism offerings. The city also received high scores for its affordability and overall familiarity. Johannesburg and Cape Town lead their competitors Mexico City (46th), Cairo (47th) and Istanbul (45th), with Durban behind. In the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Tshwane are in the medium-low growth potential bracket. Cities with high growth potential include Maputo, Casablanca, Lagos, Abidjan and Dar es Salaam.last_img read more

OCA BEST Program celebrates 20th year and a successful season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2018-2019 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program came to an end on May 4 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This season celebrated the 20th year of the BEST Program.“This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the BEST program,” said Stephanie Sindel, OCA Director of Youth Programs. “Throughout the years, the committee’s focus has been to keep a progressive, family engaged program while utilizing cattle as a tool to help educate and raise the next generation of leaders. The BEST program boasts numerous successful professionals that have walked through the ring at BEST shows.”Several representatives from program sponsors were on hand to help present awards, totaling more than $60,000 in belt buckles, luggage, show materials and other awards. The BEST Sponsoring Partners for 2018-2019 were Ag-Pro — John Deere, Bob Evans Farms, M.H. EBY, Frazier Farms, Farm Credit Mid–America, Garwood Cattle Co. LLC, Kalmbach Feeds — Formula of Champions and Weaver Leather Livestock.“The banquet is a time to celebrate the many achievements of our BEST participants, both in and out of the show ring,” Sindel said. “Each participant is recognized for their hard work by family, friends and BEST supporters alike.”This year’s BEST program featured 15 sanctioned shows that wove their way across the state. Over 431 youth participants showed 618 head of market animals and heifers throughout the course of the 2018-2019 program. BEST committeeThe OCA BEST program functions with the strong backing of the BEST Committee. Serving on the BEST Committee are Chairman – Todd Pugh, Stark County; Vice-Chairman – Mark Hara, Franklin County; Drew Baus, Wood County; Brandon Corry, Greene County; Alice Frazier, Jackson County; Chase Gostomsky, Darke County; Kim Herman, Allen County; Roger Hunker, Huron County; Matt Kleski, Franklin County; Sally Puzacke, Tuscarawas County; Mindy Sanders, Highland County; and Bill Tom, Ohio State Fair Beef Director. During the BEST awards banquet, the new junior representatives for the 2019–2020 season were announced. They are Ellie Kidwell, Knox County and Owen Brinker, Wood County. Continuing for their second term is Brooke Egbert, Auglaize County, Madison King, Logan County and Haley Frazier, Jackson County. Sarah Harner, Greene County and Hannah Ziegler, Wyandot County have fulfilled their commitment as BEST Junior representatives. Youth Scholarships BEST participants’ efforts in academics and extracurricular activities are also recognized through the BEST Scholarship program. This year’s three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Ellie Kidwell, Knox County; McKenzie Riley, Fayette County; and Kristina Scheurman, Coshocton County. M.H. EBY Trailer WinnerParticipants in this year’s program received an entry into the drawing for the free use of an 8’ x 24’ EBY Trailer, complete with BEST logo detailing for the 2019-2020 BEST season, donated by EBY Trailer. Participants were given an entry for every animal they showed at each show throughout the season, equaling more than 4,200 entries. The lucky winner was Karly Goetz of Ottawa County. Community service fundraising winnersBEST participants worked this season to raise money for two charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year, a total of $14,175 was raised by BEST participants for Make-A-Wish. In its seven years of contribution, the BEST program has raised over $94,175 for the Make-A-Wish. Victoria Waits, Fayette County, received a $500 gift certificate to be used on show supplies with Weaver Leather Livestock for being the top fundraiser in the Make-A-Wish project. Waits raised a total of $2,250. Participants raising $50 or more were also entered to win a $500 gift certificate, and Hailey Cornett of Highland County, was selected as the drawing winner. Tait Dusseau, Ottawa County, received a $500 gift certificate for a shopping spree with Weaver Leather Livestock for collecting the most pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Dusseau collected 37 pounds of pop tabs. In total, BEST participants collected 50 pounds of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Character traits winnersThe Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and Weaver Leather Livestock teamed up to recognize individuals that are exceptional leaders, no matter their age. Weaver Leather Livestock sponsored the 2019 BEST Character awards, highlighting passion, integrity, determination, motivation and influence. Any OCA member, BEST participant or their parents could nominate other cattlemen, breeders or exhibitors for any of the Character Traits. Hudson Drake, Ross County was recognized for his passion; Madison King, Logan County, was recognized for her extreme integrity; Olivia Wood, Meigs County was recognized for her outstanding determination; Victoria Waits, Fayette County was recognized for her motivation; and lastly, Kathy Lehman was recognized for her exceptional influence. Gift certificate winnersJacob Wiechart, Putnam County, won the drawing for a $500 gift certificate toward the purchase of his next show animal or show supplies from an OCA member, BEST sponsoring partner or OCA Allied Industry Council member. Winning a show pass, valued at more than $850, was Trevin Redd of Wyandot County. A gift card valued at $100 was won by Tyler Leggo-Bobo of Clark County. Novice chute drawingNovice participant, Hunter Krivesti of Athens County, won a new chute in a novice-only drawing, donated by Weaver Leather Livestock. Novice participants were given an entry for every animal they showed at each show throughout the season, totaling more than 1,465 names in the drawing. 15-show AttendeesIt takes a lot of time and dedication for juniors and their parents to attend any of the BEST shows, but several individuals attended all 15 BEST shows across the state. Forty BEST participants won a free single-show entry pass for the 2019-2020 season.Photography contestThis year’s photography contest had top-notch entries encompassing four divisions: BEST Shows and Activities, Landscapes, People and Around the Farm. Three winners were awarded in each age division and an Editor’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Honorable Mention were selected from all submissions. The winners were as follows:Beginner Division 1st Place Beginner – Russell Fox, Seneca County 2nd Place Beginner – Carson Barton, Clinton County 3rd Place Beginner – Carson Barton, Clinton CountyJunior Division 1st Place Junior – Josie Kidwell, Knox County 2nd Place Junior – Morgan Love, Fairfield County 3rd Place Junior – Sydney Sanders, Highland CountyIntermediate Division 1st Place Intermediate – Brock Retcher, Defiance County 2nd Place Intermediate – Isaac Wiley, Morrow County 3rd Place Intermediate – Erin Pope, Gallia CountySenior Division 1st Place Senior – Madison King, Logan County 2nd Place Senior – Ian Gehret, Darke County 3rd Place Senior – Haley Frazier, Jackson CountyAdult Division1st Place Adult ­­­­– Heather Wiley, Morrow County2nd Place Adult – Susie Perry, Ottawa County3rd Place Adult – Kelly Kinicki, Ashtabula CountyEditor’s Choice Editor’s Choice – 1st Place Senior – Madison King, Logan County Editor’s Choice Honorable Mention – 1st Place Intermediate – Brock Retcher, Defiance County Heifer and market animal champions:Angus Champion Angus Heifer – Kathy Lehman, Richland County Reserve Champion Angus Heifer – Harrison Blay, Portage CountyChampion Angus Steer – Isaac Miley, Noble County Reserve Champion Angus Steer – Carly Sanders, Highland CountyChianina Champion Chianina Heifer – Beau Johnson, Gallia County Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Fulton Kennedy, Adams CountyChampion Chianina Steer – Mason Kinney, Huron County Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Zachery Retcher, Defiance County Third Overall Chianina Steer – Carter McCauley, Guernsey County Fourth Overall Chianina Steer – Tait Dusseau, Ottawa County Fifth Overall Chianina Steer – Calvin Trigg, Fairfield CountyHereford Champion Hereford Heifer – Maddox Cupp, Fairfield County Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer – Kathy Lehman, Richland CountyChampion Hereford Steer – Madison Frey, Wyandot County Reserve Champion Hereford Steer – Levi Yelton, Champaign CountyMaine-Anjou Champion High % Maine-Anjou Heifer – Mason Love, Fairfield County Reserve Champion High % Maine-Anjou Heifer – Owen Fennig, Mercer CountyChampion MaineTainer Heifer – Emily Jones, Butler County Reserve Champion MaineTainer Heifer – Delaney Chester, Warren County Third Overall MaineTainer Heifer – Kathy Lehman, Richland County Fourth Overall MaineTainer Heifer – Marcus VanVorhis, Wood County (TIE) Fifth Overall MaineTainer Heifer – Reed Schumacher, Putnam County (TIE) Fifth Overall MaineTainer Heifer – Mekenzie Jolliff, Hardin CountyChampion Maine-Anjou Steer – Victoria Waits, Fayette County (TIE) Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer – Mallory Peter, Defiance County (TIE) Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer – Allison Lust, Crawford County Third Overall Maine-Anjou Steer – Delaney Chester, Warren County Fourth Overall Maine-Anjou Steer – Bailey Dusseau, Ottawa County Fifth Overall Maine-Anjou Steer – Cheyenne Baker, Preble CountyShorthorn Champion Shorthorn Heifer – McKala Grauel, Morrow County (TIE) Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer – Skyler Ward, Preble County (TIE) Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer – Emma McLaughlin, Monroe County Third Overall Shorthorn Heifer – Alyssa Carter, Warren County Fourth Overall Shorthorn Heifer – Amanda Annett, Knox County Fifth Overall Shorthorn Heifer – Karly Goetz, Ottawa CountyChampion Shorthorn Steer – Garrett Agle, Clark County Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer – Logan Schroeder, Defiance CountyChampion ShorthornPlus Heifer – Haley Frazier, Jackson County Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer – Kathy Lehman, Richland CountyChampion ShorthornPlus Steer – Alex Linder, Huron County Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer – Hannah Lang, Wood CountySimmental Champion Simmental Heifer – Hudson Drake, Ross County Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer – McKala Grauel, Morrow CountyChampion % Simmental Heifer – Kathy Lehman, Richland County Reserve Grand Champion % Simmental Heifer – Kolten Greenhorn, Greene County(TIE) Champion Simmental Steer – Karlie Palmer, Clark County (TIE) Champion Simmental Steer – Macie Riley, Fayette County Reserve Champion Simmental Steer – Montgomery Alexander, Wood CountyAOB Champion High % AOB Heifer – Kathy Lehman, Richland County Reserve Champion High % AOB Heifer – Amanda Annett, Knox CountyChampion Low % AOB Heifer – Colten Luyster, Belmont County Reserve Champion Low % AOB Heifer – Jordan Johnson, Gallia CountyChampion AOB Steer – Harrison Blay, Portage County Reserve Champion AOB Steer – Maggie Mathews, Clinton CountyMiniature Champion Miniature Heifer – Isaac Wiley, Morrow County Reserve Champion Miniature Heifer – Walker Wiley, Morrow CountyChampion Miniature Steer – Jocelyn Belleville, Wood County Reserve Champion Miniature Steer – Seamus Bly, Lake CountyMarket Heifer Champion Market Heifer – Natalie Wagner, Brown County Reserve Champion Market Heifer – Collin Fedderke, Henry County Third Overall Market Heifer – Paige Gehret, Darke County Fourth Overall Market Heifer – Riley Schumacher, Putnam County Fifth Overall Market Heifer – Zachery Retcher, Defiance CountyCrossbred Champion Crossbred Heifer – Beau Johnson, Gallia County Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer – Michelle Shafer, Perry County Third Overall Crossbred Heifer – Audrianna Albert, Richland County Fourth Overall Crossbred Heifer – Luke Fulton, Miami County Fifth Overall Crossbred Heifer – Karlie Kennedy, Adams CountyChampion Crossbred Steer – Micayla McClure, Hamilton County Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer – Grant Belleville, Wood County Third Overall Crossbred Steer – Kayler Frey, Lorain County Fourth Overall Crossbred Steer – Fox Morgan, Perry County Fifth Overall Crossbred Steer – Caiden Daugherty, Morrow County Sixth Overall Crossbred Steer – Colten Luyster, Belmont County Seventh Overall Crossbred Steer – Ladson Mathews, Hardin County Eighth Overall Crossbred Steer – Emma Mathews, Clinton County Ninth Overall Crossbred Steer – Ross McNary, Madison County Tenth Overall Crossbred Steer – Hayden Smith, Holmes County Eleventh Overall Crossbred Steer – Calvin Trigg, Fairfield County (TIE) Twelfth Overall Crossbred Steer – Karlie Palmer, Clark County (TIE) Twelfth Overall Crossbred Steer – Annette Augustine, Ashland County (TIE) Twelfth Overall Crossbred Steer – Owen Brinker, Wood County Thirteenth Overall Crossbred Steer – Hayden Belleville, Wood County Fourteenth Overall Crossbred Steer – Aubrey Csapo, Wayne County Fifteenth Overall Crossbred Steer – Carly Csapo, Wayne CountyBEST Novice ChampionsHeifers Champion Novice Heifer – McKala Grauel, Morrow County – Shorthorn Reserve Champion Novice Heifer – Emily Jones, Butler County – MaineTainer Third Overall Novice Heifer – Michelle Shafer, Perry County –Crossbred Fourth Overall Novice Heifer – Kolten Greenhorn, Green County – % Simmental Fifth Overall Novice Heifer – Audrianna Albert, Richland County – Crossbred Sixth Overall Novice Heifer – Cody Kanicki, Ashtabula County – % Simmental Seventh Overall Novice Heifer – Brynn Shearer, Wayne County – % Simmental Eighth Overall Novice Heifer – Reed Schumacher, Putnam County – MaineTainer (TIE) Ninth Overall Novice Heifer – Delaney Moore, Fairfield County – Crossbred(TIE) Ninth Overall Novice Heifer – McKala Grauel, Morrow County – Purebred Simmental(TIE) Ninth Overall Novice Heifer – Cade Carlin, Williams County – High % AOB Tenth Overall Novice Heifer – Sydney Kleman, Putnam County – ShorthornPlus Market AnimalsChampion Novice Steer – Madison Frey, Wyandot County – HerefordReserve Champion Novice Steer – Macie Riley, Fayette County – Simmental Third Overall Novice Steer – Levi Yelton, Champaign County – HerefordFourth Overall Novice Steer – Fox Morgan, Perry County – Crossbred Fifth Overall Novice Steer – Allison Lust, Crawford County – Maine-Anjou Sixth Overall Novice Steer – Caiden Daugherty, Morrow County – Crossbred Seventh Overall Novice Steer – Riley Schumacher, Putnam County – Market Heifer (TIE) Eighth Overall Novice Steer – Jocelyn Belleville, Wood County – Miniature(TIE) Eighth Overall Novice Steer – Ladson Mathews, Hardin County – Crossbred Ninth Overall Novice Steer – Ross McNary, Madison County – Crossbred Tenth Overall Novice Steer – Seamus Bly, Lake County – MiniatureBEST Bred & Owned ChampionsHeifers Champion Bred & Owned Heifer – Jordan Johnson, Gallia County – Low % AOB Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Heifer– Amanda Annett, Knox County – Shorthorn Third Overall Bred & Owned Heifer – Mekenzie Jolliff, Hardin County – MaineTainer Fourth Overall Bred & Owned Heifer – Cole Carlin, Williams County – MaineTainer Fifth Overall Bred & Owned Heifer– Fulton Kennedy, Adams County –  ShorthornSteers Champion Bred & Owned Steer – Delaney Chester, Warren County – Maine-Anjou Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Steer – Montgomery Alexander, Wood County – Simmental (TIE) Third Overall Bred & Owned Steer – Calvin Trigg, Fairfield County – Chianina (TIE) Third Overall Bred & Owned Steer – Luke Kiefer, Butler County – Simmental Fourth Overall Bred & Owned Steer – Amanda Annett, Knox County – Shorthorn Fifth Overall Bred & Owned Steer – Karli Goetz, Morrow County – ChianinaBEST Showmanship WinnersBeginner Champion Beginner Showman – Kolten Greenhorn, Greene County Reserve Beginner Showman – Delaney Dudte, Wayne County Third Overall Beginner Showman – Andrew Johnson, Preble County Fourth Overall Beginner Showman – Kendall Davies, Wood County Fifth Overall Beginner Showman – Brynn Shearer, Wayne County Sixth Overall Beginner Showman – Caiden Daugherty, Morrow County Seventh Overall Beginner Showman – Morgan Neill, Huron County Eighth Overall Beginner Showman – Masen Jolliff, Hardin County Ninth Overall Beginner Showman – Tyler Neill, Huron County Tenth Overall Beginner Showman – Cade Carlin, Williams CountyJunior Champion Junior Showman – Hudson Drake, Ross County Reserve Champion Junior Showman – Karlie Kennedy, Adams County Third Overall Junior Showman – Delaney Chester, Warren County Fourth Overall Junior Showman – Madison Paden, Guernsey County Fifth Overall Junior Showman – Logan Schroeder, Defiance County Sixth Overall Junior Showman – Sydney Sanders, Highland County Seventh Overall Junior Showman – Carly Sanders, Highland County Eighth Overall Junior Showman – Karly Goetz, Ottawa County Ninth Overall Junior Showman – Hayden Smith, Holmes County Tenth Overall Junior Showman – Wyatt Binckley, Licking CountyNovice Champion Novice Showman – Sydney Kleman, Putnam County Reserve Novice Showman – Allison Lust, Crawford County Third Overall Novice Showman – Rachel O’Reilly, Geauga County Fourth Overall Novice Showman – Halee Robinson, Athens County Fifth Overall Novice Showman – Taylor Blanton, Clark County Sixth Overall Novice Showman – Logan Hackworth, Wayne County Seventh Overall Novice Showman – Jordan Marcum, Athens County Eighth Overall Novice Showman – Libby Grossniklaus, Wayne County Ninth Overall Novice Showman – Courtney Hamilton, Clark County Tenth Overall Novice Showman – Nathan Videkovich, Pickaway CountyIntermediate Champion Intermediate Showman – Alex Linder, Huron County Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman – Skyler Ward, Preble County Third Overall Intermediate Showman – Beau Johnson, Gallia County Fourth Overall Intermediate Showman – Victoria Waits, Fayette County Fifth Overall Intermediate Showman – Drew Browning, Muskingham County Sixth Overall Intermediate Showman – Alyssa Carter, Warren County Seventh Overall Intermediate Showman – Caden McLaughlin, Monroe County Eighth Overall Intermediate Showman – Harrison Blay, Portage County Ninth Overall Intermediate Showman – Mallory Peter, Defiance County Tenth Overall Intermediate Showman – Erin Pope, Gallia CountySenior Champion Senior Showman – Hayley Frazier, Jackson County Reserve Champion Senior Showman – Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford County Third Overall Senior Showman – Emily Jones, Butler County Fourth Overall Senior Showman – Kyle Piscione, Medina County Fifth Overall Senior Showman – Kayler Frey, Lorain County Sixth Overall Senior Showman – Zachery Retcher, Defiance County Seventh Overall Senior Showman – Kristina Scheurman, Coshocton County Eighth Overall Senior Showman – Jordan Johnson, Gallia County Ninth Overall Senior Showman – Darcy Howser, Brown County Tenth Overall Senior Showman – Madison King, Logan Countylast_img read more

The Problem with Wanting Sales to Be Easy

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Some people want sales to be easy. They want more and better sales without putting forth the effort necessary to acquire clients and opportunities. Many of them believe that their business should run like Amazon.com, with them offering a product or service or solution, and people clicking to buy what they sell, an idea that works well for some transactional sales, but performs poorly when their target clients need help (and even Amazon has salespeople for AWS, their biggest money-maker).Entrepreneurs spend their time seeking a technological solution to a problem that isn’t easily solved through technology. They spend their time looking for a go-to-market strategy that eliminates the need for salespeople, a part of the business they see as a cost, and one they have no idea how to engage and manage effectively. Because they believe so deeply in their offering, they suffer from the delusion that their target market will immediately recognize the value and buy from them, a rare occurrence. By trying to make selling easy, they make obtaining clients and opportunities more difficult.Salespeople and some of their leaders believe they can pitch everyone and win new business, and there is a growing cottage industry on LinkedIn of salespeople who are taught and trained to write a four-paragraph pitch with a link to their calendar to strangers, without targeting, and without any indication that the person might be right for their service or solution (I know this because I receive sales training and development offers, as well as appointment-setting services pitched to me every day).It’s easy to increase your activity by pitching more people faster, and you can deceive yourself into believing that you are efficient. Efficiency is measured by the energy expended to produce a specific result, not the elimination of effort and energy without a result. To believe that you are efficient when you try to make selling easy, you have to refuse to look at the wasted energy and effort.Most of the effort expended in trying to make selling easier would be better spent in increasing your effectiveness.last_img read more

Bong Ravena suprised with Kiefer’s all-out effort in Draft Combine

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Inquirer 7: Hopefuls who stood out in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine Still, Ravena said that he’d be fine whatever team picks his 23-year-old.“Any team, I’m OK with it. I just tell him to work harder, that’s it,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBong Ravena admitted that he’s glad that his eldest son Kiefer has finally decided to join the PBA.“As they say, it’s time to work now,” he said with a chuckle as he observed the action in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Though he’s well aware of his son’s capability, the elder Ravena was still shocked with how hard the former two-time UAAP MVP went in the pre-draft workouts where Kiefer topped three of the five performance tests on Monday.“I was actually very surprised that he topped three of the five tests. He’s really trained as a competitor and he did not take it slow. He was going at it hard,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpeaking from experience, the TNT assistant coach is confident that his son can be a game changer in the league, especially with mock drafts placing Kiefer at second with NLEX, which would spruce up the opportunity of a possible partnership with fiery coach Yeng Guiao.“I’ve been with coach Yeng since my amateur days and I know that coach Yeng can teach Kief a lot of things. That’s one good thing with Kief, he’s very coachable,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

I couldn’t have asked for a better finish to my career, says Misbah-ul-Haq

first_imgPakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who bid adieu to international cricket on Sunday after his side’s thrilling win over West Indies, said he could not have ask for anything better than to end his illustrious career on such a note.Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies, thus giving one of the most heart-stopping send-off possible to retiring Misbah and veteran middle-order batsman Younis Khan.For the hosts, Roston Chase’s unbeaten 101, his second hundred of the series, proved in vain as the home side, set a target of 303 at Windsor Park in Dominica, slipped to 93 for six before the lower order almost secured a dramatic draw.The Pakistan skipper described the series win as just incredible after Shannon Gabriel dragged a wide delivery from Yasir Shah onto his stumps with just six balls left in the game to trigger Pakistani celebrations as the hosts were dismissed for 202 to lose the series 1-2.Congratulations Pakistan Team on its first Test series win in West Indies. Thank you Misbah-ul-Haq & Younis Khan #Legends #MisYou pic.twitter.com/a2o8GWfAJB- PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) May 15, 2017″I would like to thank Almightly Allah, whatever I had, whatever success I got throughout my career, to end like that, I couldn’t ask for anything better,” ESPNcrincinfo quoted Misbah as saying in his farewell address.The 42-year-old brought curtains down to his illustrious 75-Test career as one of his nations’s finest batsmen, leaders and ambassadors.advertisement”I would like to thank my family: my mother, my sisters, and especially to my wife Uzma who supported me and was always there. This series was only for her because I could have finished in Australia. She just convinced me and the fans that I have to come. And this team, too, most of these players (said), ‘You don’t have to end like that. You have to go winning and performing well.’The right-handed batsman asserted that he was happy with whatever he achieved throughout his career.I’m happy with what I’ve had in this career. What a finish, I couldn’t have asked more than that. Really happy for this team, all the guys here. The way they gave me and Younis send-offs,” he said.He also lavished praise for Younis, saying the latter has been a legend and a top performer for Pakistan.”It was a very fine journey with him in the middle, sharing a lot of partnerships, and I loved every moment of that. In the history books, my name will come with him and he’s a legend,” said Misbah.He’s a top performer for Pakistan: 34 centuries, 10,000 runs, broke a lot of records. I had 15 hundred-partnerships with him and that’s something special to me that my name will come with his and be remembered in history,” he added.last_img read more

10 months agoLeicester winger Gray understands fans’ jeers

first_imgLeicester winger Gray understands fans’ jeersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City winger Demarai Gray admits he understands the fans’ jeers after defeat to Cardiff City.Before Christmas there had been reports manager Claude Puel had lost the support of many of his players, but Gray said they were united.“Yes, of course [we understand],” said Gray. “But sometimes things don’t always go our way.“We’ve put in two fantastic results so we’re going to get moans and groans. We expect that, but it happens – it’s football and everyone is at different fitness and fatigue levels.“On the day we didn’t get the result. We stick together in the dressing room and fight our best every week for the fans. We’re together and we have to keep moving forward.“It is disappointing after dominating a game like that. We were on the back of two good results and I think we deserved another one today but lost it on the last kick of the game.“It hurts but we’ve got another game around the corner so we’ll try and turn it around. Things like that happen. It was a quality goal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more